Craven County, NC (Sun Journal) -Craven Community College’s three-part technical program got a big boost Monday when it received a $200,000 grant from Duke Energy.
The check was presented in the Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center where guests and several college administrators gathered with business representatives.
The money will be used as scholarships to cover tuition and books for students in the 2 1/2-year internship program.
“We’ll begin with our internship this fall,” President Ray Staats said. “We’re very pleased it’s coming together so rapidly.”
Mike Hughes, vice president of community relations with Duke Energy, said that his company has donated more than $35 million to community colleges over the last several years, much of it to help build up technical programs.
He praised the state college system, saying it is “identifying opportunities for work force needs and getting boots on the ground, getting a work force developed for the next evolution of what ever industry needs,” he said
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